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Sep 2013

Joseph A. King and Kevin M. Sullivan recently obtained a summary judgment on behalf of a major Boston hospital in a case involving allegations of negligent hiring, retention, and supervision.  The plaintiff alleged that she was sexually assaulted by an employee of the hospital while a patient in the labor and delivery unit of the hospital.  Her husband alleged loss of his wife’s consortium.  The Court agreed with Attorneys King and Sullivan that the evidence developed during discovery of the case firmly established  the hospital had no reason to believe the employee had any proclivity to commit the assault on the plaintiff and dismissed all of the pending claims against the hospital


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